In introducing Mark Strauss' presentation, "Pivot Your Fundraising" to May 2012 Tri-state Innovation Economy Luncheon, Keith Reynolds tells the story of an amazing technology pivot. In 2007, two weeks before the Beijing Olympic Security Committee was to come to CT to do due diligence on a revolutionary new homeland security technology, the company's CTO said it would not be ready in time. The team had to find an alternative, or tell investors and customers the game was over. This is the story of the great pivot.
The Maxim team has been hard at work on a luncheon series to support the renaissance of the innovation economy in the tri state area. Our goal is to create a network that empowers the next generation of creative and technical entrepreneurs to quickly plug into capital and other necessary resources. The luncheon series is also THE place where more established private sector enterprises gather with innovators first to share ideas and best practices.